Cagbalete island has one of the most amazing low tide scenes. During low tide, the water recedes 800meters (up to 1km in some areas) from the shore, drying up a 3.6km stretch of white sand beach. Two of the local kids, Billy Joe and Lawrence ( aka Momon), took us for a quick stroll one sunny afternoon.
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It was a surreal scene. The tide went down quite fast. One minute you are on a beach, the next its like the desert. One of the anchored boats looked like it has been transplanted from somewhere.
summer blissOur power duo guides Billy Joe [left, see photo below] and Lawrence talked about growing up in this paradise, about school and their classmates. Their favorite time of the year? Summer of course!
During weekends and specially during the summer season when there's an influx of tourists in the island, they both help their parents out by running errands for the resort guests. [Lawrence's father was our boatman that weekend]
Lawrence proudly announced he got a "sabit" during the school's closing ceremony. I was taken aback for "sabit" can be translated to "failed subject". He quickly clarified: "sabit" means a pin or ribbon. He got a ribbon for being the class' Best Behaved student :)